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Posts Tagged: Claire Kremen

Not Too Late for a Date with the Bee Experts

A honey bee foraging on a blanket flower, Gaillardia. (Photo by  Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you haven't registered yet for the second annual UC Davis Bee Symposium: Keeping Bees Healthy, a daylong event focusing on bee health and best management practices, there's still time. The event, open to the public, is set from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m....

Just inTime for Pollinator Week

This macro image of a Ceratina bee is the work of Sam Droege of the bee inventory and monitoring program, the U.S. Geological Survey. This image is part of the public domain.

Just in time for Pollinator Week. The wild bee research co-authored by 58 bee scientists and published today (June 16) in Nature Communications is drawing a lot of attention--and well it should. Pointing out that wild bee diversity is declining...

Posted on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 3:36 PM

The Good Guys--and Girls!

A syrphid fly, aka flower fly or hover fly, nectaring on a tower of jewels. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Think of them as "the good guys" and "the good girls." Insects such as lacewings, lady beetles and flower flies. We're delighted to see that the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation has just published a 250-page book on "Farming with Native...

Posted on Monday, August 11, 2014 at 10:11 PM

Aspiring for Better Pollination

The blue orchard bee or BOB (Osmia) is being studied as an alternative pollinator. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

We can expect some exciting research to emerge from the U. S. Department of Agriculture's Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI). And UC Davis pollination ecologist Neal Williams, an assistant professor in the Department of Entomology, is a part...

Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 11:17 PM

Why This Honey Bee Research Is So Important

UC Berkeley conservation biologist Claire Kremen (right) confers with colleague Alexandria-Marie Klein, then a postdoctoral fellow in her lab. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey).

They're on to something. Definitely. An international research team has been researching honey bee pollination of almonds in the three-county area of Yolo, Colusa and Stanislaus since 2008, and what these scientists have discovered is astounding. The...

Posted on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 9:07 PM

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